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Professor Oliver Hofstetter
NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter will continue his collaboration with Australian universities and police departments, developing antibodies for use in the visualization of latent fingerprints. Professor Hofstetter and his colleagues received about $330,000 in grants – $240,000 from the Australian Research Council and another for $90,000 from the Defence Science & Technology Organisation,...
Sarah Stuebing can walk from her childhood home to her college campus in a matter of minutes. The path she chose at Northern Illinois University put the world at her feet. Since enrolling at NIU in 2010, she has been the model of the engaged student. She has conducted original scholarly research, cultivated a series...
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo
Ted Burgess and Brandie Lindo like to say they have “good chemistry” together – and for good reason. In January 2008, Burgess and Lindo first met at NIU in an organic chemistry laboratory class. Even beyond the lab experiments, strong attractive forces were apparently at work. This past spring semester, the couple returned to the...
NIU Chem Club demonstration
The NIU Chemistry Club invites the public to its spring 2013 chemistry demo night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Faraday Hall 143. The theme of the night will be “When Chemistry Goes BOOM!” “What do we have in store for our audience? Fire, explosions and colorful reactions,” says Sara Billinstein, Chem Demo coordinator....
Kevin Folta
As a Chicago native working for the Plant Innovation Center (PIC) at the University of Florida, NIU alumnus Kevin Folta has a hard time finding a pizza in Gainesville that is on par with those he grew up eating. After failing to find a pizza he liked, Folta took it upon himself to create a...
Mischelle Nelson
NIU senior biological sciences major Mischelle Nelson recently won a Presentation Award at the 2012 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in San Jose, Calif. Nelson attended the conference to present research she conducted in the laboratory of Narayan Hosmane, a Board of Trustees Professor of chemistry at NIU. “I gave a poster...
NIU Chem Demo Night
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its fall 2012 Chem Demo Night at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Faraday Hall 143. The theme of the demonstrations will be “take-home science,” featuring experiments that can be performed at home. “I wanted members of the public who would be coming to the...
NIU Chem Club demonstration
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to its Spring 2012 Chem Demo Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Faraday Hall 143. With another school year almost done, the NIU Chem Club will host a movie-themed night of chemical demonstrations. “The NIU Chem Club is sitting in the director’s chair this...
Narayan Hosmane
The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Narayan Hosmane, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, as a recipient of its prestigious 2012 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists. The academy is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation. Hosmane, of DeKalb, has...
Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin
Remember, you heard it here first: “the molecular fan.” It might just become one of the key features of tomorrow’s technology. The molecular fan, which aims to keep hot technology cool, is one of the latest innovations from the laboratory of NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Chhiu-Tsu Lin, or simply “C.T.,” as he’s known to...
NIU representatives traveled this week to Washington, D.C., where they made a strong case for the importance of federal funding for research universities and national laboratories. “We made a lot of face-to-face contacts with our congressmen and their staffs and were able to drive home the point of how vital federal funding for research is...
A photo of chemistry beakers
The Northern Illinois University Chemistry Club invites the public to Chem Blast 2011 at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Faraday Hall 143. Every spring semester, the NIU Chem Club hosts an evening of crowd-pleasing chemical demonstrations. Demonstrations in the past have involved small explosions and blowing things up. “And, this year’s Chem Blast won’t be...
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